Re: [CR]maxicar hubs

Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer

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Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 12:45:15 -0700
To: "Charles Andrews" <>, <>
From: Jan Heine <>
Subject: Re: [CR]maxicar hubs

At 8:11 AM -0700 7/13/07, Charles Andrews wrote:
>I need to overhaul, or at least adjust, a pair of maxicar hubs...and I
>am embarrassed to say, after removing the nuts and dustcap from one
>side, I am absolutely baffled as to how to take the thing apart. Do I
>need a special tool? What am I missing here?

You do need a few things, but nothing you don't usually have in your shop. However, it's very easy to bend the labyrinth seals. Also, you can take them apart only from one side - don't even try to pry something out from the other side - you'll destroy the seals.

Full instructions with photos for Maxi-Car overhaul were published in Bicycle Quarterly Vol. 2, No. 4, p. 26.

I wonder why they need overhauling? Usually, they go for many decades before they need new grease - unless somebody has messed with them.

Jan Heine
Bicycle Quarterly
140 Lakeside Ave #C
Seattle WA 98122